Ashley Acheson

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Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Bupropion improves attention but does not affect impulsive behavior in healthy young adults
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Pharmacology, Research Imaging Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:113-23. 2008
  2. pmc Differential activation of the anterior cingulate cortex and caudate nucleus during a gambling simulation in persons with a family history of alcoholism: studies from the Oklahoma Family Health Patterns Project
    Ashley Acheson
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Research Imaging Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 6240, San Antonio, TX 78229, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:17-23. 2009
  3. pmc Adults with a family history of alcohol related problems are more impulsive on measures of response initiation and response inhibition
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 117:198-203. 2011
  4. pmc Impulsivity, attention, memory, and decision-making among adolescent marijuana users
    Donald M Dougherty
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, NRLC MC 7793, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 226:307-19. 2013
  5. pmc Combining diffusion tensor imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study reduced frontal white matter integrity in youths with family histories of substance use disorders
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Hum Brain Mapp 35:5877-87. 2014
  6. pmc Early Adolescent Trajectories of Impulsiveness and Sensation Seeking in Children of Fathers with Histories of Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 40:2622-2630. 2016
  7. pmc Pubertal Maturation Compression and Behavioral Impulsivity among Boys at Increased Risk for Substance Use
    Charles W Mathias
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    Addict Disord Their Treat 15:61-73. 2016
  8. pmc Family Functioning as a Mediator of Relations between Family History of Substance Use Disorder and Impulsivity
    Stacy R Ryan
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    Addict Disord Their Treat 15:17-24. 2016
  9. pmc Increased Pre- and Early-Adolescent Stress in Youth with a Family History of Substance Use Disorder and Early Substance Use Initiation
    Nora E Charles
    Division of Neurobehavioral Research, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, NRLC MC 7793, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229 3900, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 44:1954-67. 2015
  10. pmc L-Tryptophan: Basic Metabolic Functions, Behavioral Research and Therapeutic Indications
    Dawn M Richard
    Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, U S A
    Int J Tryptophan Res 2:45-60. 2009

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  1. pmc Bupropion improves attention but does not affect impulsive behavior in healthy young adults
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Pharmacology, Research Imaging Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:113-23. 2008
    ..These results suggest that bupropion improves attention without affecting impulsive behavior in healthy adults. Improvements in attention may contribute to the effectiveness of bupropion as a pharmacotherapy for smoking...
  2. pmc Differential activation of the anterior cingulate cortex and caudate nucleus during a gambling simulation in persons with a family history of alcoholism: studies from the Oklahoma Family Health Patterns Project
    Ashley Acheson
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Research Imaging Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 6240, San Antonio, TX 78229, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:17-23. 2009
    ..These findings correspond to models of risk in FH+ persons that postulate biases in brain decision-making systems as underlying elevated risk for alcoholism...
  3. pmc Adults with a family history of alcohol related problems are more impulsive on measures of response initiation and response inhibition
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 117:198-203. 2011
    ..However, drawing conclusions is tenuous because these different measures have not been administered together in the same group of participants...
  4. pmc Impulsivity, attention, memory, and decision-making among adolescent marijuana users
    Donald M Dougherty
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, NRLC MC 7793, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 226:307-19. 2013
    ..This study used a logistic regression model that combines performance on a range of tasks to identify which measures were most altered among adolescent marijuana users...
  5. pmc Combining diffusion tensor imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study reduced frontal white matter integrity in youths with family histories of substance use disorders
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Hum Brain Mapp 35:5877-87. 2014
    ..Longitudinal studies are needed to determine how these differences relate to substance use outcomes...
  6. pmc Early Adolescent Trajectories of Impulsiveness and Sensation Seeking in Children of Fathers with Histories of Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 40:2622-2630. 2016
    ..Better understanding how these processes develop in high-risk youth may lead to enhanced substance use disorder treatment and prevention strategies...
  7. pmc Pubertal Maturation Compression and Behavioral Impulsivity among Boys at Increased Risk for Substance Use
    Charles W Mathias
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    Addict Disord Their Treat 15:61-73. 2016
    ..To address these gaps, this study characterized boys' pubertal development from preadolescence to mid-adolescence and related it to substance use risk and behavioral impulsivity...
  8. pmc Family Functioning as a Mediator of Relations between Family History of Substance Use Disorder and Impulsivity
    Stacy R Ryan
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    Addict Disord Their Treat 15:17-24. 2016
    ..A factor of particular interest is family functioning...
  9. pmc Increased Pre- and Early-Adolescent Stress in Youth with a Family History of Substance Use Disorder and Early Substance Use Initiation
    Nora E Charles
    Division of Neurobehavioral Research, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, NRLC MC 7793, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229 3900, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 44:1954-67. 2015
    ..These results indicate greater exposure to stressors among Family History Positive youth with early-onset substance use, and suggest that higher rates of behavior-dependent stressors may be particularly related to early-onset use...
  10. pmc L-Tryptophan: Basic Metabolic Functions, Behavioral Research and Therapeutic Indications
    Dawn M Richard
    Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, U S A
    Int J Tryptophan Res 2:45-60. 2009
    ..Furthermore, clinical trials have provided some initial evidence of L-tryptophan's efficacy for treatment of psychiatric disorders, particularly when used in combination with other therapeutic agents...
  11. pmc Acute effects of methylphenidate on impulsivity and attentional behavior among adolescents comorbid for ADHD and conduct disorder
    Donald M Dougherty
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
    J Adolesc 53:222-230. 2016
    ..Adolescent performance from this behavioral perspective is interpreted in the context of divergence from previous neuropsychological tests of acute methylphenidate effects...
  12. pmc Behavioral Impulsivity and Risk-Taking Trajectories Across Early Adolescence in Youths With and Without Family Histories of Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorders
    Donald M Dougherty
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 39:1501-9. 2015
    ..This vulnerability may be related to impaired adolescent development of impulse control and elevated risk-taking. However, no previous studies have prospectively examined impulse control and risk-taking in FH+ youth across adolescence...
  13. pmc Increased forebrain activations in youths with family histories of alcohol and other substance use disorders performing a Go/NoGo task
    Ashley Acheson
    Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:2944-51. 2014
    ..However, it is not fully understood how forebrain activity is altered in FH+ individuals, and ultimately how these alterations may contribute to substance use disorder risk...
  14. pmc Comparing the detection of transdermal and breath alcohol concentrations during periods of alcohol consumption ranging from moderate drinking to binge drinking
    Donald M Dougherty
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 20:373-81. 2012
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  15. pmc Greater discounting of delayed rewards in young adults with family histories of alcohol and drug use disorders: studies from the Oklahoma family health patterns project
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 35:1607-13. 2011
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  16. pmc Intolerance to delayed reward in girls with multiple suicide attempts
    Charles W Mathias
    Division of Neurobehavioral Research, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 41:277-86. 2011
    ..The multiple attempter girls' preference for immediate gratification may directly increase vulnerability to suicidal acts in the context of distressing states or indirectly increase risk by creating poor life experience over time...
  17. pmc Child Problems as a Moderator of Relations Between Maternal Impulsivity and Family Environment in a High-Risk Sample
    Carly K Friedman
    a Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 51:1264-73. 2016
    ..We hypothesized that child problems would moderate the association between maternal impulsivity and family environment. We also explored whether these associations differ for boys and girls...
  18. pmc A coordinate-based meta-analytic model of trauma processing in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Amy E Ramage
    Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:3392-9. 2013
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  19. pmc Psychopathic traits and their association with adjustment problems in girls
    Nora E Charles
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Behav Sci Law 30:631-42. 2012
    ..One possible mechanism by which CU traits could be impacting adjustment in girls is by impairing interpersonal relationships...
  20. ncbi Differential effects of nicotine on alcohol consumption in men and women
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, MC3077, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 186:54-63. 2006
    ..Furthermore, because men and women differ in their responses to both drugs, it is possible that men and women also differ in their responses to the combination of nicotine and alcohol...
  21. pmc Assessment of whole brain white matter integrity in youths and young adults with a family history of substance-use disorders
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Hum Brain Mapp 35:5401-13. 2014
    ..Our data suggest that deficits may partially resolve with age, paralleling an age-related decline in risk for developing substance use disorders...
  22. pmc Delay discounting differentiates pre-adolescents at high and low risk for substance use disorders based on family history
    Donald M Dougherty
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 143:105-11. 2014
    ..Elucidating how specific components of impulse control are affected in FH+ pre-adolescents would advance our understanding of how deficits in impulse control relate to risk of substance use disorders...
  23. pmc Anomalous temporoparietal activity in individuals with a family history of alcoholism: studies from the Oklahoma Family Health Patterns Project
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38:1639-45. 2014
    ..Alcoholics and FH+ subjects have greater interference scores on the Stroop color-word task, suggesting these impairments may be a component of the cognitive phenotype of at-risk individuals...
  24. ncbi Diazepam impairs behavioral inhibition but not delay discounting or risk taking in healthy adults
    Ashley Acheson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 14:190-8. 2006
    ..These results are discussed in the context of other recent findings suggesting that different behavioral indices of impulsivity are dissociable and governed by separate underlying mechanisms...
  25. ncbi Effects of sleep deprivation on impulsive behaviors in men and women
    Ashley Acheson
    Research Imaging Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX, USA
    Physiol Behav 91:579-87. 2007
    ..The results indicate that sleep deprivation does not specifically increase impulsive behaviors but may differentially affect risk taking in men and women...
  26. pmc Nucleus accumbens lesions decrease sensitivity to rapid changes in the delay to reinforcement
    Ashley Acheson
    University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
    Behav Brain Res 173:217-28. 2006
    ..NAC lesions may disrupt the ability of the animals to predict the timing of delayed rewards when the delay to reward is changed frequently...
  27. ncbi Prenatal alcohol exposure causes attention deficits in male rats
    Kathryn A Hausknecht
    Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Behav Neurosci 119:302-10. 2005
    ..In addition, it was found that, similar to children with FASD, the ethanol-exposed rats had more false alarms. Thus, rats with prenatal ethanol exposure show attention deficits that are similar to those of children with FASD and ADHD...
  28. ncbi Effects of morphine and naltrexone on impulsive decision making in rats
    Artur K Kieres
    Division of Behavioral Medicine, Farber Hall, Room G56, Building No 26, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 3000, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 173:167-74. 2004
    ..However, it is not clear whether this difference reflects pre-existing traits, or the effects of exposure to the opiates...